The deadline to register for a Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounter on Saturday, April 16, in suburban Chicago is tomorrow, April 7.

The Little Sisters of the Poor will be hosting the Encounter at their St. Joseph’s Home in Palatine – and the cost is just $25, less than a third of what the program usually costs. “The Little Sisters are really extending themselves to make it possible for everyone who wants to participate to do so,” said Dr. Owen Phelps, author of The Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus, and facilitator for the April 16 program.

“Anytime anyone tries to influence anyone else they are taking on the role of leader, so that means everyone is a leader some of the time,” Phelps explained. “At the Encounter we equip people to be effective leaders in their homes, workplaces, parishes and other communities of which they are a part.”

The 1-day program, intended for every adult Catholic, is of a rich mix of videos, live presentations, large and small group discussions and self-discovery exercises. “The day truly inspires and challenges Catholics to embrace Jesus as their model in all of their relationships,” Phelps said.

He has presented the program in Canada, Uganda and India as well as at many sites all across the U.S.

The Saturday, April 16 program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Home, 80 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL. However, all registrations are being handled online. Click here for more information or to register.

Encounter in Iowa

Another Encounter will be held April 28, in Osage, IA at Sacred Heart Parish. People who sign up through their parish can attend at no charge. The cost for others to participate is $79.

For more information or to register, contact Dan Rohner at  or 563-556-2580, ext 283.





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